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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
Fire truck; firefighter next to fire truck

Our Fire Science Program for

Program Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of saving lives and fighting fires.
  • Use firefighting vehicles, hoses, Jaws of Life, saws, axes, and rope rescue equipment.
  • Perform lifesaving medical and rescue techniques to provide emergency services to those in need.

Career Focus

  • Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students have the opportunity to test for Wildland Firefighter, CPR, and OSHA certifications.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Building Construction
  • Evidence Preserving and Sampling
  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire Shelters
  • Forcible Entry
  • Map Reading and Compass
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ropes and Knots
  • Search and Rescue
  • Transportation Safety
  • Victim Rescue
  • Wildland Fire Behavior

Wildland Firefighter Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.89–$22.13
  • Annual: $26,810–$46,030

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Communications Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Technician*
  • Field Analyst*
  • Firefighter*
  • Fire Investigator*
  • Fire Chief*
  • Fire Protection Engineer*
  • Fire Rescue Supervisor*
  • Hazardous Material Responder
  • Military Personnel
  • OSHA Technician*
  • Paramedic*

*with additional education in this field.